Early Career Conference Award

Every year, SLA Europe recognises the accomplishments of individuals working within the profession. The awards reward the winner(s) with opportunities to showcase their level of professional commitment and development.

About the Early Career Conference Award (ECCA)

The Early Career Conference Award (ECCA) was established in 2007. The purpose of the award is to provide the opportunity for those at the start of their career to attend the SLA Annual Conference, and benefit from the networking opportunities that SLA and SLA Europe provide.

The Early Career Conference Award is administered by the Early Careers and Awards Committee and is open to individuals within the profession with less than five years experience.

The Early Career Conference Award Prize

The winner(s) of the award will be able to attend the SLA Annual Conference, usually held in the United States, with the costs covering the conference registration, hotel lodging, economy return airfare, meals, and appropriate incidental expenses.

Award winners will be paired with a mentor from the sponsoring Division. The mentor will act as a conference buddy for the award winner, providing guidance as well as offering networking and introduction opportunities.

Winners will also be assigned a mentor from SLA Europe to offer direct support and advice within our community and the wider association.

Previous Winners of the Early Career Conference Award

Historical ECCA winners have been fortunate to have been sponsored a variety of divisions since the award’s creation in 2007.

Our Commitment

SLA Europe is fully committed to the diversity of its membership and we welcome members of all faiths and nationalities. To the best of our knowledge, European citizens who hold dual nationality with one of the countries affected by travel/immigration restrictions imposed by the US government would not be prevented from attending the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns in this regard about applying for the Early Career Conference Award, please contact the Early Career & Awards Committee.